I finished this book over the weekend and it was AMAZING. I didn’t want it to end. Before I read I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley, I looked up some reviews and saw one that said nothing really happens in the book but it’s still so captivating. I found this to be true. It is a series of personal essays about Crosley growing up in Westchester and beginning her adult life in New York City. From the history of her plastic pony collection to attending an old friend’s wedding to the moving and roommate horrors of the city, the author’s sense of humor is perfection. I think I smiled through the whole book because reading it is like talking to a best friend–you’re both just trying to figure it out and can only laugh at the bizarre things that happen along the way. Crosley also has another book out, How Did You Get This Number, which is supposed to be just as good.
Rainbow Rowell was speaking and signing books at Barnes & Noble last night so I stopped by after work (me and all the tweens and 50+-year-olds). It was a great turnout and she was everything I love in an author. Just so funny and down to earth and real. Kinda like her books. I kind of want to be her. I was going to wait to buy her new book, Landline, until after I finish Attachments, but after the talk I just had to go buy it. What I love about her writing is that it’s so spectacularly unique. On a site note, her hair is everything. Too much? Please please please go pick up one of her books ASAP (Eleanor & Park which I loved and Fangirl are the other two)! : )
Also, Liane Moriarty (author of The Husband’s Secret) has a new book coming out July 29 and I can’t wait to read it. TOO MANY BOOKS TOO LITTLE TIME. Have you guys read anything good lately? Share your secrets.